The three survivors of six men who raised that historic flag on Mt. Suribachi, on the
island of Iwo Jima, are back in Marine uniforms as they make a Hollywood version
of the bloody invasion at Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 27, 1949. Here with sound
trucks in the background they watch the filming of a scene. The survivors are: left
to right, Ira H. Hayes of Babchule, Ariz.; John Bradley of Antigo, Wisc. and Rene
Gagnon of Manchester, N.H.. All three have small parts in the film, including a
recreation of the famous flag raising. The movie is “Sands of Iwo Jima”.